Archive for the ‘Family Placed Obituaries’ Category


Posted On November 13th, 2015 -

$nameIN LOVING MEMORY ANGELINE ANGIE ANTONIO ANDRADA KAHO'ONEI January 15, 1940 - November 13, 2010 5 Year Anniversary You Went Home To God We Miss your Smile We Miss Your Laugh We Love You and Miss You Much Always and Forever Love your Luv Jon Jon, Your Sons John Boy, Nikko and Joe Boy Your Loving 'Ohana Aloha Ke Akua


Posted On November 13th, 2015 -

CELINA CRUZ CLEMENTE Age 82, of Waipahu, HI, passed away October 19, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born April 26, 1933 in Laoag, Philippines. She was a retired housekeeper for Kaiser Hospital in Harbor City, CA. She is survived by daughter, Karen (Onofre) Molina; sons, John (Madelaine) Remigio, Eric (Glenda) Remigio, Anthony (Debbie) Remigio, Albert (Helen) Remigio; sisters, Anne Ignacio, Mercedes Cayetano, Lolita (Timothy) Wieand; brother, Jovencio Dela Cruz; 12 grand- children. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Monday (Nov 16) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov 17) at St. Joseph Church (94-675 Farrington Hwy., Waipahu); mass 11:00 a.m., Committal service 1:00 p.m. National Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 13th, 2015 -

ALFREDO AL FRED G. GARCIA Age 66, of Waianae, HI, passed away October 2, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born March 11, 1949 in Honolulu. Alfredo was a former heavy equipment operator and member of the Operator Engineering Union-Local 3. He is survived by wife, Charlemagne Garcia; sons, Gerard K. (Dodilyn) Garcia, Gerald K. Garcia, Gerome K. (Malaea) Garcia, Geremy K. (Mary) Garcia; daughter, Dayzha Garcia; brothers, Deogracias (Sheila) Garcia, Richard Garcia, Melvin Garcia, Johnny Garcia, Michael Garcia, Stephen Garcia, Francis Garcia, Bert Garcia, Leroy Garcia; sisters, Conchita Frame, Ruby Santiago, Shirley Ramirez, Arcenia Williams, Li-Ann Garcia; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:30 a.m. Tuesday (Nov 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 11:00 a.m. Committal service 2:00 p.m. Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, Kaneohe.


Posted On November 12th, 2015 -

NELSON FRANKIE AGASID VIERNES Age 46, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 5, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born October 10, 1968 in Honolulu, HI. A member of Survai International. He is survived by mother, Endelicia "Dely" Viernes; sister, Patty (Tony) Viernes; brother, Sheldon Viernes. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday (Nov 17) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 6:30 p.m. Visitation also 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (Nov 18) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 12th, 2015 -

TROY T. YAMAMOTO Troy T. Yamamoto, age 78, passed away peacefully at her home in San Francisco on Saturday, October 31, 2015. She was born on January 27, 1937 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Masaru and Kameyo (Okamoto) Morimoto. For more than 40 years, Troy was a talented homemaker, maintaining an extremely organized home that was also warm, inviting, and comfortable. She was savvy, astute, and sharp skillfully managing all of the responsibilities to keep her household running well. Troy attended Farrington High School, where she met Richard ("Ricky") Yamamoto at a school mixer in 1953. She was a sophomore, he was a junior. They danced that first night, continued to talk on the telephone and got to know each other, and something began to develop. "It was slow," said Ricky. In June 1959, Troy and Ricky married in Honolulu, the day after he graduated from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. Troy had already graduated with a degree in personnel management, and was working as a statistician for the juvenile courts of the State of Hawaii. Later that year, they moved to San Francisco where Troy worked in the business department of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. Troy was strong-willed and had a point of view. Once she decided on something, there would be no chance in arguing about it. She used that same strength to care for those around her. She was fiercely loyal and always kind and thoughtful. She remembered everyone's birthday, anniversary, and other occasions and each became a special event. She had the gifted ability to see and appreciate the unique qualities of her friends and family members. As a child, Troy found a love of baseball and Ted Williams and became a lifelong Boston Red Sox fan. Later on, she helped introduce the game to her nieces, supporting them to become San Francisco Giants fans at an early age. She was a hands-on aunt with her nieces and nephews, hosting "sleepovers" and playing puzzles with them when they were children, and following their progress and achievements. She also enjoyed travel, especially to Europe and Japan, and was an avid collector of teddy bears. Troy is survived by her husband, Ricky; two sisters, Evelyn (Yuichi) Marumoto and Karen (Roy) Sakai; a brother, Melvin (Eileen) Morimoto; and many nieces and nephews. Troy was preceded in death by her brothers Stanley, Kenneth, and Clarence. Family, friends, and others whose lives Troy touched are invited to a memorial service at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 20 at Pacific Interment, 2100 Folsom Street, San Francisco. Her ashes will be scattered at sea in a private ceremony on Saturday, November 21.

Venus Epting

Posted On November 12th, 2015 -

VENUS EPTING Age 87, of Greenville, SC. Died on November 6, 2015. A Memorial Service will be held at Eastside Presbyterian Church, Greenville, on November 14th at 12:00 pm. followed by a reception. For further details, visit the website: http://venusepting.lovingly


Posted On November 11th, 2015 -

DOROTHY SADAKO TSUKAMOTO October 19, 2015 Dorothy Sadako ("Aunty Dot") Tsukamoto passed away peacefully in her sleep a few weeks shy of her 100th birthday. She was born in Honolulu and was a retired garment factory worker. She was petite, feisty, courageous, loving, strong, kind and vibrant. She is survived by daughter Sharon Takahashi, son Kent (Jean) Tsukamoto, daughter-in- law Tuyet Tsukamoto, seven grandchildren, four great- grandchildren, brothers Dr. Edwin (Judy) Ichiriu, Reynold (Clara) Ichiriu and sister Frances Komoda. She is predeceased by husband Victor and sons Wesley and Rodger. Hosoi Garden Mortuary, Sunday, November 29 - visitation at 1PM; service at 2PM. No flowers. Aloha attire.


Posted On November 11th, 2015 -

DANIEL AINOA MITCHELL ELI, SR. Age 78, of Waianae, HI, passed away September 30, 2015 in Ewa Beach, HI. Born March 4, 1937 in Nanakuli, HI. He was a retired land surveyor for Technical Field Data Services, Inc. He was also a member of Maili Sons Canoe Club and the Lualualei Lions Club. Preceded in death by parents, Simeon and Elizabeth Eli; brothers, Einar, Frederick, Simeon Jr., and David Eli. He is survived by spouse, Audrey M. Eli; sons, Daniel Kaniala, (Lurline) Eli, Jr., Clyde Kapu (Stacyann) Eli, Sr.; daughter, Audrey Lihi (Allen) Eli-Kia; brother, Stephen (Yvonne) Eli; sister, Bertha Ann (Andrew) Kaahaina; grandchildren, Stacylyn, Clyde Jr., Allen Jr., Audrey, Austin, Coty, Ashlyn, Laura-Ashley, Daniel III, Dana, and Chayden; great-grand- children, Cassidee, Caelah, Rhage, Aramis, Ariston, Iris, Isaiah, and Audrey; sister-in-law, Barbaranelle Eli; hanai sister, Shirley Ann (Steven) Silva. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Sunday (Nov 15) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; wake service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m. Monday (Nov 16) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; prayer service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 11th, 2015 -

$nameROBERT BOBBY KAU April 14, 1922 - October 15, 2015 Bobby Kau, 93, passed away peacefully, having lived a full life with grace, honor, humility, good humor and concern for others. He was a highly successful insurance agent with John Hancock for over 50 years. He grew up in Palama, the youngest of 10 children, and graduated from Farrington High School. A basketball superstar and team captain at the University of Hawaii in the '40s, he was dubbed the "Rainbow Flash" for his "phenomenal" abilities. Sportswriters called him "one of the most brilliant dribblers and playmakers in UH basketball history." He was inducted into the UH Sports Hall of Honor in 1988. He also coached basketball at Iolani from 1955-60. Equally passionate about golf, he was fond of saying, "I only play golf on days that end with "y." He was a Golden Senior member of Waialae Country Club and had 8 holes-in-one. He is survived by his beloved wife, Violet Leong Yee Kau, children Kitty Woo (Andrew), Sandra Lee, Bennet Kau (Elizabeth), step-daughters Caroline Ingersoll (Richard), Jacqueline Reber (David), Gwendoline Coolidge (Charles), 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He will be remembered dearly in their hearts. Memorial service on Wed. Nov. 18, 11:30am, Diamond Head Memorial Chapel. Visitation 10:30-11:30. Donations in Bobby's memory may be made to Palama Settlement or KSLC/Hi'olani, Kahala Nui.

Joseph Kanalua Travis, Jr.

Posted On November 10th, 2015 -

JOSEPH KANALUA TRAVIS, JR. Age 80, passed away on November 2, 2015 in his home with loved ones by his side. Born in Haina, Hawaii, on August 29, 1935 to goodly parents Joseph Kanalua, Sr. and Louise Kahana Travis (both deceased). Graduated from The Kamehameha Schools - Kapalama Campus in 1953. For many years he served as President of the Class where he oversaw many monthly class luncheons, reunions that were on the islands, mainland and even into Canada. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Kailua/Makiki/ Waikahe Wards). He was also very active with the Boy Scouts of America and earned his Wood badge and Silver Beaver Awards. Joe is survived by his wife, Iris Marlene of 30 years and her 3 children, Lee Tasaki (Evleen); Guy Tasaki (Karrie) and Michelle Tasaki Watson (Robert). Joe was first married to Chiquita (deceased) and they had 6 children: Joelyn Travis Hovey (Scott); Darrell (Lehua); Karl (Kyra); Stephen (Tony); Eugene (Rochelle) and Joseph III (Corrina). He is also survived by 27 grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren. Joseph retired after 50 years with PAMCAH UA LOCAL 675 and 49 1/2 years with HONEYWELL, INT'l as Branch Manager in 2008. After 25 years living in Makiki, he and his wife retired in HPP, Kea'au. Arrange- ments by Ballard Family Mortuary (Hilo) & Borthwick Mortuary (Honolulu). No services will be held in Hilo. Services will be held up on the Kapalama Campus of The Kamehameha Schools Chapel on Saturday, November 28, 2015. Visitation at 10:00am, service at 11:00am, 2:00pm interment to occur at Hawaiian Memorial Park Cemetary, Plot 65 B2 (45-425 Kamehameha Highway, Kaneohe, HI 96744). Aloha attire.

Christina Leilani Hironaka

Posted On November 10th, 2015 -

$nameCHRISTINA LEILANI HIRONAKA Age 48, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2015 in her Kapolei home. Christina was born at Castle Memorial Hospital on August 23, 1967 to Mr. and Mrs. Max L. Pearce of Kailua, Hawaii and graduated from Kailua High School with the Class of 1985. Christina had the great joy of spending twenty-two years of togetherness and twelve years of marriage with the love of her life, husband Dwayne Hironaka. A lover of people, Christina worked as a hostess for Denny's in Kapolei where her beautiful smile greeted many customers for the past few years. Christina loved vacationing in Las Vegas and had an immeasurable love for life and her family. She will forever be remembered for her generosity and kind heart, but mostly for the love and compassion she had for animals, especially her boys, Reno, Hercules, Chewy, Apollo, Kain, Sergeant, and Maximus. Christina is survived by her husband, Dwayne and her step-children, Corie Li, Layne, and Nicole; mother, Nancy Pearce of Kailua, Hawaii; siblings, Debbie Silva, Lisa Wolf of Roseville, California, Max Pearce, Jeffery "Scott" Pearce, Brian Pearce, and Clyde Pearce; several in-laws; sixteen nieces and nephews; thirteen great-nieces and nephews; and three grandchildren. Christina is preceded by her father, Max L. Pearce. Christina's celebration of life service will be held on November 14, 2015 from 3pm-7pm at Oahu Mortuary, 2162 Nuuanu Ave, Honolulu, HI 96817. Aloha/casual attire is requested.


Posted On November 10th, 2015 -

$nameJOSE ERNING MERCADO DOMINGSIL Age 74, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 4, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born September 18, 1941 in Marabos, Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. Retired business owner and also retired from C.S. Wo Furniture. He is survived by wife, Elena U. Domingsil; daughters, Rose (Frederick) Baclig, Lanie D. (Leonard N. M.D.) Cupo, Melonie D. (Rini) Patricio, Jebilyn D. (George) Felipe; brothers, Mr. and Mrs. Santiago Domingsil, Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Domingsil, Mr. and Mrs. Dominador Domingsil, Mr. and Mrs. Eliseo Domingsil; grand- children, Frederick Baclig, Jr., Frelyn (Blayne Espiritu) Baclig, Tatyana (Alex Antinero) Domingsil-Patricio, Teariana Patricio, Tryzen Patricio, Jhadyne Felipe, Jhewel Felipe, Jhonah Felipe, Jhem Felipe, Jhordyne Felipe, Joseph Jose Cupo; great-grandchildren, Jhezayle-Azahlay Espiritu, Szkyley-Jhayde Espiritu. Visitation 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday (Nov 15) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; program 6:30 p.m., prayer service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:30 a.m. Monday (Nov 16) at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (91-1004 North Rd., Ewa Beach); mass 11:00 a.m. Burial 12:30 p.m. Mililani Memorial Park. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 9th, 2015 -

YOSHIO RUSTY NAKAGAWA Age 86, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away September 21, 2015 in Wahiawa. Born May 1, 1929 in Waialua, HI. Yoshio was retired from the City & County of Honolulu Parks & Recreation. He was a member of the Wahiawa Rainbow Club, Wahiawa/Waialua Hiroshima Kenjinkai; and coordinator for Project Dana at Wahiawa Hongwanji. He is survived by wife, Ethel Nakagawa; son, Scot Nakagawa; daughters, Karen Nakagawa, Lynn (Clayton) Ishii; sister, Sue Fujio. Visitation 5:00 p.m. Saturday (Nov 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. No flowers please.


Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

$nameDARRELL SATORU MUKAISU Age 54, of Seattle, WA passed away peacefully at Clear Lake Regional Hospital in Webster, Texas, surrounded by family on October 24, 2015 after a battle with adrenocortical cancer. Darrell was born on October 30, 1960 in Wailuku, Hawaii (Maui) to Teruo (deceased) and Elizabeth Mukaisu. In 1978 he graduated from Lahainaluna High School and in 1990 Darrell decided to move to St. Petersburg, FL to explore what life had to offer and attended St. Petersburg College. Darrell managed several financial services companies, and later worked for Allstate Insurance Co. In 2006 he married Bobby Lovell where they settled in Houston, Texas, and later to St. Petersburg, Florida. In 2010, They both decided it was time to follow their dream of living in and traveling the country in a motorhome. Over five years, they traveled extensively from coast to coast, seeing many points of interest and living their dream. Darrell was very passionate about singing and often sang karaoke wherever he happened to be. He also loved spending many hours playing his guitar and singing. He was always laughing and joking and was known for his mischievous nature. He was very generous and was always helping others. Darrell is survived by his Husband, Bobby (Lovell) Mukaisu; stepchildren, Robbie Lovell and Christine Lovell of Webster, Texas; Mother Elizabeth Mukaisu; Sisters, Zelie-Lyn (Kenneth) Kaniho of Las Vegas, Nevada; Stacey-Ann Mukaisu; Nieces, Natassja Balanay and Tiffany Kaniho of Las Vegas Nevada; Brannagan-Ashley Mukaisu; Nephew, Kenneth Kaniho, Jr. of Las Vegas Nevada; and many Aunties, Uncles and Cousins. He will be remembered as a loving and dedicated husband, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and a wonderful friend that brought so much laughter to all. Services 3:00 p.m. Saturday November 14, 2015 at Lahaina Jodo Mission on Maui. Dinner to follow. Additional Services 10:00 a.m. Monday November 16, 2015 at Honolulu Jodo Mission 1429 Makiki St. No. 100. Lunch to follow. 1:00 p.m burial to be held at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu. Casual Attire. Flowers omitted.


Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

MAUDE EMIKO SUEHIRO October 12, 1924 - September 28 2015 Maude Emiko Suehiro, 90, of Honolulu, HI, passed away on September 28, 2015. A homemaker, former tutor and community volunteer, she was preceded in death by husband, Richard Y. Suehiro. Survived by sisters Mabel Hirotsu and Leanora Tong, both of Honolulu. Beloved mother of son James M. (Gerin Kay) Suehiro of Seattle, WA; daughters Jan M. (Dr. Benjamin A.) Tamura, Jill M. (Mitsunori "Mitch" K.) Blaisdell and Julie Ann M. Suehiro, all of Honolulu; grandchildren Jamie Lynn Suehiro of Portland, OR, Melissa K. Blaisdell of Honolulu, James Brandon Suehiro of Seattle, WA, and Jacob R. Blaisdell of Honolulu; great- grandson Christopher K. Blaisdell Oyama of Honolulu. The family is grateful for the loving care and support provided by the staff at Maunalani Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Private services. In lieu of flowers or koden, donations in her memory may be made to: The ARC in Hawaii, 3989 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, HI, 96816.


Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

GLADYS MICHIKO HIRONAKA Age 83, of Honolulu, passed away peacefully on Oct. 10, 2015. Born on Feb. 14, she was the most loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grand- mother and will be dearly missed. She is survived by husband, Yoshito; daughters, Karen Moon (Orson), Gwen Ing (Strather), Cathy Higa; son, Ray (Patricia); seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Sakamoto, Mildred Yasutake. Visitation at 10 am; Services at 11 am on Sat. Nov. 14 at Hosoi Mortuary. Aloha attire. No flowers.

Herbert Kanji Niitsuma

Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

HERBERT KANJI NIITSUMA Herbert Kanji Niitsuma, 89 years old passed away in Honolulu on October 12, 2015. He is survived by wife, Jane Niitsuma; daughter, Jan Kamisato; son-in-law Roy Kamisato; grand- sons, Deron and Brandon Kamisato; and sister, Ethel Garrettson. He was the owner of Tanigawa Photography, head karate instructor of Wado Kai, and a U.S. Army veteran. Services will be held on Sunday, November 15 at Hosoi Garden Mortuary at 11:00 a.m.


Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

$nameLURLINE KUULEIMOMI FAJARDO KAHIHIKOLO Age 77, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 17, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born September 14, 1938 in Honolulu, HI. She was a retired shuttle driver for Cutter Ford Aiea. She is survived by sons, Damien (Carlen) Kahihikolo, Jr., Ben Kahihikolo; daughters, Lurline Wreath Kawainui, Stephanie (Keenan) Parish, Marlis Vanessa Kahihikolo (Craig) Matsuyoshi; brothers, Raphael (Judy) Fajardo, Jr., Ronald Fajardo, Harold "Fudge" (Debbie) Fajardo, Sheldon (Delia) Fajardo; sisters, Maydell (Ronald) Ishikawa, Delores (Nolan) Ferreira; 16 grand- children; 13 great-grandchildren; hanai son, Michael Correa; hanai daughter, Stephanie Arakaki. Visitation 5:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov 14) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel; Celebration of Life 6:00 p.m. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

HARRY OBED WRIGHT JR. Waimea, Kaua`i - Harry Obed Wright Jr. passed peacefully on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at his home in Waimea after a courageous fight with cancer. He was 76 years of age. Harry is predeceased by his parents, Harry Obed Wright Sr. (aka Obed Kekuewa) and Eliza Keli'iokalani Keoho. Harry is lovingly remembered by his sister Kaiu Blossom of Los Angeles; and many loving nieces and nephews. Born on April 22, 1939 in Keauhou, South Kona (HI), Harry was hanai by Louisa (Oba) and William Koki. He attended St. Patrick's Catholic School and Kaimuki High School. He served in the US Armed Forces and became a certified Master Mechanic. Upon discharge he worked for General Motors in Honolulu, specializing in luxury automotive repair. Harry enjoyed fishing, playing the ukulele, singing, and spending time with his friends and family. A private memorial service for family will be held at a later date. Fondest Aloha.


Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

VIENNA ULUOLA FONOIMOANA NAHINU Age 80, of Mililani, HI, passed away October 3, 2015 in Mililani. Born September 30, 1935 in Honolulu, HI. Retired United States postal worker and a U.S. Army veteran. Member of the Lahaina Gospel Fellowship & Ka Lahui Hawaii. American Postal Workers Union officer. She is survived by son, Thyron Meshach Holani Nahinu; daughter, Pastor Jodi Kawehionalani Nahinu; brothers, Hoblin Poutoa Iuli, Gulstan Avei Fonoimoana; sisters, Nevada Sana Ah Lo, Celestia Toai Lawton, Neva Pauahi Lucia Brooks, Kanani Tolotita Iuli, Dancette Pualani Iuli; numerous nephews and nieces. Visitation 5:00 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Wake service 6:00 p.m. Visitation also 9:00 a.m., Friday (Nov. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire.


Posted On November 8th, 2015 -

STANLEY BOLOSAN CADIZ Age 93, of Ewa Beach, HI, passed away October 6, 2015 in Ewa Beach. Born November 19, 1921 in Vintar, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He is retired from Hawaiian Hut and previously worked at City Mill. He is survived by wife, Estelita M. Cadiz; daughter, Macaria Ines; grandchildren & great- grandchildren. Visitation 8:15 a.m. Thurs. (Nov. 12) at St. Joseph Church; (94-675 Farrington Hwy, Waipahu). Family Program 9:30 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On November 7th, 2015 -

$nameJEANETTE LUCILLE KOLONA Age 69, of Kapolei, HI, passed away September 19, 2015 in Kapolei. Born April 8, 1946 in Honolulu, HI. She was a retired administrative assistant at the Lahaina Restoration Foundation. She is survived by spouse, David Kolona, Jr.; sons, Scott K. (Jolie) Kolona, Blake K. (Carolee) Kolona; daughter, Kelli K. Kolona; brothers, Gerard (Colleen) Jervis, Melvin (Mikey) Jervis; 8 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Saturday (Nov 14) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel; memorial service 10:00 a.m. Committal Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (Dec 2) at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific-Punchbowl. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 7th, 2015 -

$nameCelebrating the life of JESSICA W. HUNTER Jessica W. Hunter passed away peacefully at the age of 92 years 10 months and 6 days, on October 22, 2015 in Hawaii with her daughter at her side. Jessica was born December 16, 1922 in Marion, Virginia. She grew up in Marion with her two sisters and brother. After graduating high school, she volunteered in the military in WWII as a U.S. Navy WAVES. Jessica was honorably discharged and began her long life as a hard-working dedicated daughter, sister, aunt, friend, wife and mother. Jessica valued hard work but she also enjoyed having a good time. She went to the Fireman's Jamboree Dances in Marion bowled in Las Vegas and watched the golf pros on TV. Music was a great part of her life and as a country girl she knew all the old-time musicians. In the Big-Band era she danced to the music of the day and as she got older she added the Three Tenors to her list! Jessica had talent. In addition to singing, she played the organ, the guitar and the mandolin and in her last years she wanted to add the ukulele to the list. After working and living in Marion Virginia and in Philadelphia, she moved to Las Vegas in the late 1950's with her husband Harold and her daughter Barbara. After retiring as a supervisor for the Hilton International Hotel, Jessica and Harold spent their time traveling across the USA visiting family and friends and always ending up in Marion to spend time with Jessica's Mother. They also made multiple trips to Hauula, Hawaii to visit their daughter Barbara Kahana. Jessica was outgoing and friendly. She flirted with the men and complemented the women in her life. Sometimes she had a wry, subtle wit and sense of humor, and at other times she could be brass, bold and straightforward. She was a woman who epitomized the definition of Mother. She lived the last 22 months of her life with her daughter in Hauula, Hawaii, visited by old friends and making new friends. She was a tough strong woman and will be missed by all who knew her well and especially by a daughter who loved her. "The Road Goes Ever On and On."


Posted On November 7th, 2015 -

$nameJAMES W. CHERRY June 28, 1921 - October 23, 2015 Jim Cherry was born and raised in the small town of Newport, Arkansas. He attended the University of Arkansas School of Medicine supported by a grant from the Kellogg Foundation and by working throughout his medical school years. Upon his graduation he came to Hawaii as World War II ended in 1945 to serve his internship at Queens Hospital. He became the first surgical resident at Queens. Following this three year training he joined the Straub Clinic. He fell in love with Hawaii and lived here for the rest of his life except for one year of post-doctoral specialized surgical training at the Lahey Clinic in Boston, and later serving two years in the U.S. Army as chief of surgery at the Irwin Army Hospital. He specialized in gastro-intestinal surgery at the Straub Clinic and Hospital until his retirement in 1982. A man with many interests he raised orchids from soon after his arrival in 1945 until his recent death. In the 1960s he and eleven friends who also loved deep sea fishing designed and built a 28 foot fiberglass fishing boat, one for each person. Known as "the banana patch" boats because they were built in a leased, heavy equipment shed in a banana patch outside of Kaneohe, they are still seen in Hawaiian waters. The boat mold was sold to a commercial company in Seattle which continued to manufacture them. As an accomplished scuba diver Jim was a member of the California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Divers, participating in fish collection trips in the Pacific. Live fish were sent to the Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for public exhibition. Salt water aquariums were also set up in the old Straub Clinic entry area and in his office and home. He enjoyed golf-- in Hawaii as well as playing on five continents-North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia. Joining his wife Julia's love of dogs they shared their home for almost fifty years with many beloved German Shorthaired Pointers. Dr. Cherry is survived by his wife, Julia Frohlich Cherry, five children--Andrea, Christina Puopolo, Ingrid, Lance, Nina-- nine grandchildren, and one great grandson. A service for the family was held.


Posted On November 7th, 2015 -

ALICE BETTY VIERRA Age 92, of Wahiawa, HI, passed away October 8, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born June 30, 1923 in Mountain View, HI. She was a retired cafeteria baker for Wheeler Elementary and Intermediate School. She is survived by son, Robert Anthony Vierra; daughter, Cynthia May (Ted) Seibold; brother, Stanley Ferreira; sisters, Margie Dela Fuentes, Lorraine (Masa) Araki; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grand- children. Visitation 9:30 a.m., Thursday (Nov. 12) at Our Lady of Sorrows Church (1403 California Ave., Wahiawa). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 7th, 2015 -

JOSE CABEL PERALTA Age 99, of Long Beach, CA, passed away October 6, 2015 in Long Beach. Born January 1, 1916 in Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. He was a retired laborer for Waipahu Sugar. He is survived by son, Roger R. (Eliza) Peralta; daughter, Norma P. (Monty) Greenly; brother, Juanito (Prima) Peralta; sisters, Consolacion Foronda, Miranda Espiritu; grandson, Abraham V. Peralta. Visitation 6:00 p.m., Thursday (Nov. 12) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Wake service 7:00 p.m. Visitation also 10:30 a.m., Friday (Nov. 13) at Mililani Mortuary Makai Chapel. Funeral service 11:30 a.m. Burial to follow 12:30 p.m. at Mililani Memorial Park. Casual attire. Flowers welcome.


Posted On November 6th, 2015 -

FRANK RAYBURN HOOD Age 88, of Pearl City, HI, passed away October 4, 2015 in Honolulu, HI. Born July 23, 1927 in Columbia, TN. Frank was retired from the United States Navy Submarine Service and Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shop 67. He was a lifetime member of the Fleet Reserve Association, United States Submarine Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans. He is survived by wife, Laura Hood; sons, Wendall (Cynthia) Hood, Ross Hood; daughter, Lucy (Harold) Miles; 8 grand- children; 7 great-grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m. Tues. (Nov. 10) at Mililani Mortuary Mauka Chapel, Funeral Service 10:15 a.m. Burial 11:00 a.m. at Mililani Memorial Park.


Posted On November 6th, 2015 -

GILBERT LEROY PRYOR 5/30/20 10/30/15 Passed away peacefully at home on the 66th wedding anniversary to his beloved wife, Grace. Gilbert was an avid athlete and family man. Gilbert is survived by James Pryor and Kathy Crawford and a loving ohana.


Posted On November 5th, 2015 -

BETTY YOSHIE SHIRAI 93 of Honolulu. Retired Secretary for the Coast Guard and Hawaiian Dredging. Passed peacefully at St. Francis Hospice on October 20, 2015. She is survived by her son, Chris (Linda); daughter, Ann Ota; granddaughter, Erin; sisters, Ida Murakami, Thelma Chong (Richard). Private services were held; she will be laid to rest with her late husband Harold at the National Cemetery of the Pacific.


Posted On November 4th, 2015 -

JOSEPHINE JANICE ESPINELI Age 77, of Aiea, HI, passed away October 27, 2015 in Pearl City, HI. Born June 16, 1938 in Hana, Maui, HI. She was employed at Kraft General Foods and Bishop Group Realty Inc. She is survived by daughters, Suzanne (Douglas) Castillano of Las Vegas, Janice (Joe) Martinotti of Arizona; son, Allen Espineli; 5 grandchildren. Visitation 9:00 a.m., Monday (Nov. 9) at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church (1525 Waimano Home Rd., Pearl City). Mass 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow 1:00 p.m. at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Punchbowl. Casual/Aloha attire. Flowers welcome.

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